Understanding Racial Disparities in Stroke in the United States

The Graduate College is pleased to present Understanding Racial Disparities in Stroke in the United States, a lecture by University Scholar Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc. on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 4:30 pm in the Waterman Memorial Lounge, Room 338.

This talk examines the large differences in stroke mortality impacting African-Americans in the United States, who have nearly twice the stroke mortality compared to Caucasian-Americans. Drawing on the author's work in epidimiological studies, along with her research into the causes of racial disparities in stroke, cognitive impairment and cardiovascular risk factors, this talk delves into the scope of this problem and its potential causes.

Dr. Cushman is an international leader and renowned expert on the epidemiology of cardiovascular and other diseases of aging with an emphasis on studying racial disparities. Her research has led to significant improvements in the clinical care of cardiovascular disease, stroke and venous thrombosis.



Hayley Jean